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The Big Crossover

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie's career suggests a cannier British Invasion as the Oxford, England, native has transformed himself into the brilliant, damaged medical sleuth who powers the hit "House" series. The flawless American accent Laurie brings to that show is only one facet of his immersion in stateside culture: His periodic bursts of music on camera, playing piano or pulling off fleet fretwork on electric guitar were clues to his real-life love of music. Laurie’s 2011 solo debut, "Let Them Talk," found him plunging into the musical heart of America, New Orleans, collaborating with producer Joe Henry on sessions noteworthy for a crack band and impressive cameos from Crescent City legends including Dr. John and Allen Toussaint. Proving that the full-length was just the beginning, Laurie followed his debut with live European dates, and expanded his musical odyssey with his 2013 release, “Didn’t It Rain,” supported with a new PBS concert special, his second, and plans for a U.S. tour.

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